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Swiss Guard guarding the Bronze door in the Vatican.
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Attached to Rome is the smallest country in the world – the Vatican.
Vatican City is the centre of modern Christianity and the official home of the Pope, but as a non-Christian I was more interested in the history and the decadence of this microstate than the actual reason for its existence. 998 more words
Common knowledge says that they must fulfil certain conditions to be accepted into this force. This is true. Recruits must be single, between 19 and 30 years of age and at least 174 cm tall, Catholic and of Swiss citizenship. 253 more words